Journal Entry: War of the Lance
Entry Date: 1/5/2002
They were then all marched to the village square and locked up in a caged wagon along with three other men. Raistlin tried to find out about their fellow captives. One was Elistan. He asked who Raistlin and his friends were. Raistlin explained that they had come through great peril and brought hope. Elistan scoffed at this. His hope was gone as was his faith in any gods who might bring it. Raistlin told Elistan how they had found the true gods in their quest, but Elistan disregarded this as foolish talk.
Tanis questioned Gilthanis on how he had come to be in Solace and Gilthanas told Tanis some of his story.
Gilthanas advised the heroes forget plans of escape and he and Raistlin argued. Raistlin accused the elf of speaking of things he knew nothing about and having not proved himself. Gilthanas retorted that he knew more than the mage could ever imagine and that time would reveal his wisdom. Tanis stepped in, telling both of them the back off. Raistlin, still angry, told Tanis he had no faith in the stuck up elf. Tanis assured him that Gilthanas was a good man and Raistlin should give him the chance to prove it.
Day 17 - November 26, 351AC
It was a cold, wet night. Morning came, the sun rising into a clear sky, slowly drying the muddy adventurers. Fighting could be heard and Gilthanas was alarmed. He said it was Theros Ironfeld, town smith and the man who had saved his life. Soon the smith was dragged out, blood pouring from the stump that was once his arm. He was tossed into the cage and Goldmoon went to him. As the other watched, she prayed to Mishakal and laid her hand upon the wound. The bleeding stopped. The wound closed, and normal color filled the smith's face. The other prisoners were amazed by this miracle. Elistan marveled and new hope came to him.
That evening, the wagons rolled. They traveled south through the night. Through the ghost town that once was Gateway, across the White-Rage River, and along the edge of the Qualinesti Forest. Gilthanas spoke of Pax Tharkas and the history of the place that was now in the hands of the Highlord.
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